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Sarmet, Gabriela (2022) 'Disrupting the Colonial Subjectivity Imposed by Borders: The Experience of the Guarani People in Brazil.' The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 14 (2020-2021). pp. 52-69.

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Abstract

This paper aims to show how the imposed demarcation of borders by the Brazilian State has contributed to the establishment of other frontiers - not only physical but also epistemic and symbolic ones - against indigenous peoples. This practice has artificially constructed colonial subjectivities, whose representation has been dragged on since the colonial period, having been reinforced amidst the corporate-military dictatorship (1964-1985), and today is materialised in the anti-indigenous government of Jair Bolsonaro. Above all, this research shows how the Guarani cosmology - i.e., world narrative - has been reformulated due to the multiple forms of violence committed against their people. This has resulted in alternative territorialisation strategies that disrupt these colonial subjectivities in the form of migratory movements and the repossession of ancestral territories, their Tekohas.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Borders, Colonial, Subjectivity, Guarani, Brazil
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
SOAS Open Access Journals > The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research
ISSN: 25176226
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.25501/SOAS.00037053
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 10:43
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/37053

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